Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I'm Back For 2014!

Hey all!

Well after the holidays and some time off to work on a book, I am returning to the world of No Budget Cinema. Here's the update:

Sloppy Dead Seconds 

We had a screening of the rough cut of 'Sloppy Dead Seconds' for the producers and it went well. The screening gave me an opportunity to see an audience, albeit a small one with a stake in the picture, react to the film. I was relieved as the laughs came where they should have.

Presently the film has been handed over to my trusty cohort in cinema, Mike Williamson, who will be doing a cut on my 46-minute first cut. I've asked him to bring it down to 30-35 minutes. As soon as he's done, I'll announce it here.

Because of some nudity, the film will not be on YouTube. Look for my announcement. I'm exploring some festival submissions before web release, but if that goes nowhere, I'll get it online somewhere.

Media Development

Though it doesn't directly relate to No Budget Cinema, I do have a book of mine being developed right now. The producer came to San  Bernardino to meet with me and discuss the project at length. Presently he is creating the pitch document. This producer has done some films for a major cable network and is very enthusiastic about the property and his vision of it on screen-- which I like a lot. I will announce here if anything to crow about happens, but I can say it is potentially big.

Next Film

There will be a next film! It will likely be a concept I'm developing that is a very personal vision. It will definitely be a No Budget Cinema film under the 'Vintage Vision' banner (as was Hell's Bells) so expect B&W. I don't want to reveal too much yet so keep your eye out here for any announcements. I have promised myself that I'll finish and publish three books this year before significantly starting production on any new film. I'm done with the first book, the second book is identified and will be short (around 100 pages) and the third one is presently unidentified. That means to not look for me being in production until mid to late summer, most likely. The film will also be one that I take my time on to get it exactly how I want it. You can count on 'exotic' California locations, period costumes and an attempt at a captivating  visual style. The title will be released as soon as the script is completed and I decide I like it.

I'm glad to be back and I'm looking forward to the coming months of No Budget Cinema!